Six ways parents care for the souls of their children

Six ways parents care for the souls of their children

Last Saturday I attended a seminar on Parenting and Soul Care at the Rock of Roseville facilitated by Dr. Ken Logan who specializes in neuropsychology, trauma, and relationship enhancement. Informed by his scientific inquiry, Logan offers a very practical view of soul...
Insights to improve the tone of communication at home

Insights to improve the tone of communication at home

Growing up with apps and devices introduces a level of chronic stress for youth and parents alike which can result in hostility. Communication is always a two-way street in that listening is involved. For parenting tech-savvy youth, it is easy to believe that we need...
Things parents do that make their children feel insecure: Is your home a safe place?

Things parents do that make their children feel insecure: Is your home a safe place?

I attend training and community events to stay current on the scientific and clinical discoveries that help us to respond well to the stresses of cyber-connectivity and the mental and emotional impact social media has on youth and family relationships. Last Thursday I...
The top three things parents worry about and how to let them go

The top three things parents worry about and how to let them go

I recently came across a feature on Huffington Post about the top things parents worry about that truly captured the essence of the parent trap: expecting perfection from ourselves and our children. Indeed, perfection is the enemy of love. If you really want your...
Want to get your teen to put down the device and connect? Seek the hidden meaning behind your teen’s complaints

Want to get your teen to put down the device and connect? Seek the hidden meaning behind your teen’s complaints

This evening over 300 parents assembled at the Rocklin Community Center to address the things they need to know and can do to help teens deal with the stresses of modern life that if unchecked can lead to depression and suicide. The presentation was delivered by...
Helping youth respond to the ‘triple-dog-dares’ of social media

Helping youth respond to the ‘triple-dog-dares’ of social media

Peer pressure, dares and challenges are nothing new. Think about Ralphie’s younger eight-year-old brother in the movie, A Christmas Story, who found himself stuck to a frozen pole in the school yard after accepting and acting on a  “triple-dog-dare” to lick it. The...